Abernethy Center Wedding // Sonja + Jonathan


We’re thrilled to share Sonja and Jonathan’s stunning Abernethy Center Wedding! 

Starting with the location, the couple selected the Abernethy Center in Oregon City, OR to host their wedding. If you’re planning a wedding, consider Abernethy Center – it’s the ideal wedding venue as it houses everything you need for your big day. The area is entirely wheelchair accessible, features outdoor heating for colder months, and beautiful feature lighting. The Chapel showcases a historic wedding bell from 1887 and fully furnished suites for the wedding party. It also offered beautiful natural backdrops for Sonja and Jonathan’s wedding photographs. 

The day began with the bride and groom getting ready. Sonja transformed into a wondrous bride as she wore her Lillian West gown from Charlotte’s Bridal. The look was complete when Knot & Rouge professionals Courtney and Hailey ensured that Sonja’s hair and make-up complimented her dress and vibrant personality. 

Our amazing Portland wedding photographers from Sound Originals captured all the heartfelt moments of the day. From the first look to couple portraits, walking down the aisle, and vow exchanges, we were there for every special moment. 

The day was planned by mother-of-the-bride, Cheryl Carlson who brought together a team of experts. Lush Floral Design designed the floral arrangements. Invitations were designed on Minted. Sherri from SW Cakes created a wedding cake to perfection and Abernethy Center did the catering in-house. Anthony from A Sound Choice Entertainment set the mood for the evening with great music for everyone to dance the night away. What better way to send off your daughter than by planning a day she’ll never forget!

Abernethy Center Wedding Photos

Abernethy Center Photos

Looking for the most picture-perfect backdrops? Abernathy Center has several options!

Abigail’s Garden provides an outdoor ceremony and tented reception venue. Your guests are welcomed with a beautiful water feature as they enter the ceremony site. There are several natural settings that make for beautiful photo backgrounds perfect for any themed wedding. Cafe lighting throughout the reception area and a wooden dance floor make it easy to capture a selfie anywhere at any time.

The Chapel, Veiled Garden, and Ballroom feature an outdoor or indoor ceremony and indoor reception venue. The Chapel is a traditional-styled steeple and has a historic wedding bell from 1887 that takes you back in time. The tall structure from the inside lends to the most dramatic ceremony photographs. For an outdoor ceremony, a gazebo anchors the ceremony, giving it a cozy and quaint feel.

We love this venue and all the brilliant photo opportunities it provides. Get in touch with our Portland wedding photographers to shoot your big day here.

Abernethy Center Wedding Venue Cost

When it comes to budgeting for your wedding at Abernethy Center, there are several factors to consider. These include the size of your guest list and the date you choose for your special day. Abernethy Center offers lower rates for weekday weddings and winter months, providing couples with more affordable options compared to peak summer Saturdays. With an average wedding spending around $12,000 on the venue, food, beverage, and bar services, Abernethy Center offers packages that are both beautiful and cost-effective.

Abernethy Center also understands the financial pressure that weddings can bring and offers a payment schedule that allows you to pay over time. For payment plans and more details, read more here.

With a 4.7 rating on The Knot, this wedding venue is worth checking out!

Hotels near Abernethy Center Oregon City

Abernethy Center in Oregon City is a popular wedding and event venue in the Pacific Northwest. For out-of-town guests attending events at the center, there are several hotels nearby that provide comfortable accommodations.

The Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel, Hampton Inn by Hilton, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites are all within a short drive of Abernethy Center. Each hotel offers various amenities, including complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and fitness centers.

Portland Wedding Photographers

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and hiring a professional wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you can make. Sound Originals’ Portland wedding photographers are experts at capturing the beauty of Oregon’s stunning landscapes and the magic of your special day. With years of experience and artistic vision, we can produce stunning images that you will cherish for a lifetime. From the ceremony to the reception, we will capture all the important moments and details of your wedding day. Contact us today, we’d love to hear your vision for your big day.


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